NOSFERATU: A Hallowe'en Organ & Film Extravaganza

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Saint John's In the Village

218 West 11th Street

New York, NY 10014

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Classic German horror film with live organ accompaniment.

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Nosferatu: Film

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror ( Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) is a 1922 German 'Expressionist' horror film, directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. It is an unauthorized adaptation of Dracula (1897) by the Anglican novelist Bram Stoker. Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film is now regarded as an masterpiece of early cinema.

In accordance with the practice of 1920s (before 'talkies' introduced recorded sound to movies) the 'soundtrack' of the film is provided live by an organist viewing the screen from the organ consul.

The film is screened in its entirety (about 1 hour and 20 minutes) without interval (restrooms are available throughout) and followed by a drinks reception in Revelation Gallery.

This event is not a costumed event, but an opportunity to enjoy the high artistry of both film-maker and organist.

$20 full price. $10 students. Free to seniors (by courtesy of West View News), but registration is essential.

Parker Ramsay: Organist

Parker Ramsay’s career is distinguished by its breadth and crossing of instrumental boundaries and genres at the harp, organ, and harpsichord. At the age of seventeen Parker was awarded the Organ Scholarship at King’s College, Cambridge, where he served under the direction of Stephen Cleobury. His tenure with the Choir of King’s College included performing for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in 2012, as well as six international tours and four recordings. In 2014, he was awarded First Prize at the Amsterdam International Organ Competition. Parker has performed at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Royal Albert Hall (London), the Musée d’Orsay (Paris), the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (Seoul), Verizon Hall (Philadelphia), Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall (New York City).

The Organ

Schwarzach, Austria (1987). Mechanical key action. 2 manuals, 20 stops, 24 ranks

The organ in St. John's in the Village was built in 1987 by Rieger Orgelbau of Austria. Against the gallery wall is the case for the enclosed Hauptwerk, and on the gallery rail is the encased Rückpositiv. The organ has mechanical key and stop action.

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Saint John's In the Village

218 West 11th Street

New York, NY 10014

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